When we feel under siege, Chaucer's doomed love story during the battle for Troy might be just the distraction we need.
From art that centres the African-American experience to feminist retellings, the British Museum's new exhibition explores culture's enduring fascination with the legend of Troy
A new BBC series has put Troy back on the map. But how much do we know about this city of legend?
A central idea in the Iliad - a poetic work focused on the war for Troy - is the inevitability of death. The poem held a special place in antiquity, and has resonated in the millennia since.